Australian Winter Travel Essentials and Packing List

If you’re planning a visit to Australia during the months of June and August, this Australian winter travel essentials guide is perfect for you. When most people think of Australia, the first thing that probably comes to mind is hot summer days with people relaxing on the beach or going for a surf. Which yes, is actually pretty accurate. But we do also have some pretty cold winters as well. Once you spend a night in the Australian outback, your view of Australia will change. We guarantee it. That being said, our winters don’t get as cold as other countries. It doesn’t snow across the entire country, and in most places, winter is actually quite bearable. But, depending on where you’re visiting during the winter months, you’ll probably still need to be prepared. Especially if you’re planning a camping trip or road-trip across Australia.  Australian Winter Travel Essentials and Packing List Disclaimer: This…

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Chateau Beachside Surfers Paradise Review, QLD

If you’re looking for the perfect budget friendly Gold Coast accomodation, look no further! Back in October 2017, we spent six nights in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Having just come from our wonderful four night stay at Ocean Vista on Alex apartments on the Sunshine Coast, we were excited for a totally different beachside experience. From a relaxing, small beachside town, to the hustle and bustle of the Gold Coast – Surfers Paradise. We knew that for our visit to the Gold Coast, we wanted a hotel with an incredible view, in a great location. We came across Chateau Beachside Surfers Paradise during our search, and after seeing tons of epic beachfront view photos, we decided to book it! We booked six nights in a One Bedroom Beachfront room, and boy was it worth the money. I can’t even begin to explain the excitement I felt, when we…

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The Cost of Moving to Australia

If you’ve clicked into this article, you’re probably considering moving to Australia. If so, good choice! Australia is a fantastic country to live in, and we should know – we were both born and raised in South Australia! We love living in Australia, and as a close favourite, right in front of Japan! But since you’re moving here, you’d probably like to know what the cost of moving to Australia is, right? Cool. Because we’re about to share as much information as we thought was necessary, to help you out on your move to this wonderful, sunny country with its beautiful beaches, delicious snacks and laid back (for the most part) locals. Here are some of the major things you should budget for, when it comes to the cost of moving to Australia. The Cost of Moving to Australia Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. That means, if you click on certain…

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17 Things to Do in Surfers Paradise

Queensland’s Gold Coast was home to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and it was an amazing two weeks of sport to watch. One of the most popular places to visit on the Gold Coast is Surfers Paradise. There are so many things to do in Surfers Paradise, you could easily spend a week wandering around, seeing all the sights, taking a few day trips to the local theme parks and exploring the beautiful hinterlands. Whether you’re a fully grown adult with bills and responsibilities, or a carefree child, you’re bound to have a blast. We spent 6 days in Surfers Paradise back in October 2017. Although we had some questionable Sunshine State weather during our stay, we still managed to see and do a lot. If you’re a theme park fan, enjoy relaxing on the beach or shopping up a storm, you’ll have an array of activities to choose from. For…

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Mooloolaba Accomodation QLD Australia – Ocean Vista on Alex

Are you looking for the perfect Mooloolaba accomodation? It can be hard deciding where to stay on the Sunshine Coast because there are so many incredible beachfront apartments and hotels to choose from. We spent four days in Mooloolaba on our trip to Queensland back in October 2017, and decided to stay at Ocean Vista on Alex Apartments! While researching accomodation on the Sunshine Coast, we were happy to splurge a little if it meant we’d get a bit of luxury and romance, because we’d be there for our two year anniversary. Ocean Vista on Alex isn’t luxurious per say, but it is extremely impressive for the price we paid and the location. Mooloolaba Accomodation QLD Australia – Ocean Vista on Alex Ocean Vista on Alex is a self-contained apartment, which means (almost) every room is stocked with pretty much everything you’ll need to cook your own meals. Each apartment also has…

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A Day at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Australia Zoo is one of the country’s most famous attractions. Steve Irwin was known for his love and dedication to wildlife animals of all kinds, and it is because of this reason, that Australia Zoo is here today. There is so much to see and do at Australia Zoo, you’ll definitely need an entire day to explore every inch of the zoo, and meet all of the adorable wildlife animals. It was raining most of our day at Australia Zoo, but that didn’t matter too much. The atmosphere and enjoyment of being there is worth enduring a little bit of rain. Plus, we bought a super stylish poncho for $4 at the gift shop. If you’re hoping to learn about some of Australia’s most common, venomous, cutest and impressive wildlife animals, we definitely suggest setting aside a full day to explore the Sunshine Coast’s Australia Zoo! A Day at Australia…

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Cost of Travel Around Australia For First Time Visitors

Australia may be one of the most beautiful countries in the world (in my very un-biased opinion), but the cost of travel around Australia can be pretty high. If you’re planning a trip here, you’ll have to save quite a bit for your stay. That being said, visiting Australia can be done on a budget. There are some ways around all of the high costs, and if you’re a regular budget traveler, it won’t be too difficult. I’ve created this guide with the cost of every day items in Australia. Whether you’re staying for one week, four weeks or even an entire year, you will definitely need to know this information before arriving. Are you a wine drinker like I am? Keep reading to find the best places to score a decently priced bottle of white or red. Heading off on a road trip? I’ll tell you where to find some cheap,…

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An Afternoon In The Adelaide Hills: Barossa Bowland & Dinosaur Mini Golf

I was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. It’s been my home for the past 25 years – minus the 8 months my partner Russell and I lived in Alice Springs! Unfortunately, I’ve realised I’m one of those people who has seen more of the rest of the world, than I have my own home town. So now that winter in Australia is over, spring has sprung and the sun has started to shine, I’m determined to see more of this beautiful city I call home! There is so much to see and do in Adelaide, and there’s certainly something for everyone. We may not have epic theme parks or an impressive city skyline to admire, but we do have many incredible beaches, enough vineyards to keep all wine lovers happy and an endless amount of beautiful national parks and greenery. There are also a surprising amount of things…

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